I’m not sure how I feel about the first (Red Band) trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s Ted follow up, A Million Ways to Die in the West. While Ted surprisingly bent buddy movie tropes and reveled in nostalgia, A Million Ways at first sounds like an episode of Family Guy. Maybe it’s just the way the trailer is cut together, but jokes are presented at such a fast and unrelenting pace that much of it fails to land. Much like an episode of Family Guy, the writing sounds like several darts thrown at a wall and only a few manage to hit a bullseye.
At the same time, the jokes that do land are pretty good. Not great, but good. I guess we’ll have to wait and see more. A Million Ways to Die in the West rides into theaters May 30th.